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Tuesday Night (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 6-July-2010  23:37:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Quite a few people sent word that yesterday was the "Future" day from Back to the Future.. but it wasn't. Never mind, have a hoverboard you can't ride instead.

NewScientist report on a USB hardware trojan issue. The trio found they could exploit a weakness in USB's plug-and-play functionality. The USB protocol trusts any device being plugged in to report its identity correctly. But find out the make and model of a target user's keyboard, say, swap it with a compromised device that reports the same information - and that doesn't even have to be a keyboard - and the computer won't realise.

TF2 pokes fun at Australians with a new weapon. For the last forty years the Australians have outpaced the world in technology. And this is confounding, since by all appearances they are a nation of idiots. Teleportation. Cloaking. The entire spectrum of the moustache sciences. Every one of Mankind's innovations now comes from the lager-pickled brain of an Australian. Hey! Some of us drink ale.

This is kind've obvious and I'm sure there's some homebrew solutions out there, but PowerColor have a support rod to hold the weight of modern enormous video cards, thanks Sniper. "The company is full of gamers and modders, so it’s no surprise that we discovered a need for a product like the PowerJack," says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. "High performance cards are not going to get any smaller, so we saw a need to bring this to market, where we know it will be fully utilized."

The US Supreme Court is re-examining a law prohibiting the sale of violent video games to minors. “It’s very, very surprising that the Supreme Court is hearing the case,” says Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two Interactive Software. “I’m worried about it, and I think everybody in our business should be really worried about it.” At issue in the case isn’t whether publishers can make violent games, but rather whether states can impose sales restrictions on those titles—effectively declaring them to be on the same level as pornography and therefore able to legally limit their sale to adults.

If you enjoyed the old Old Spice I'm on a horse ad, the new Questions one should give you a chuckle, thanks Sciby.



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